Coast Guard medevacs passenger from cruise ship near Savannah, Ga.

SAVANNAH, Ga., – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 57-year-old woman suffering from an undisclosed illness aboard a cruise ship Saturday approximately 78-miles southeast of Savannah.

The patient was aboard the Carnival Cruise Ship Glory in transit to Charleston, S.C., when she showed symptoms of illness. The cruise ship crew contacted the Coast Guard for assistance.

A Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew from Air Station Savannah hoisted the woman and a nurse from the cruise ship. She was transported to Savannah Memorial Hospital for further evaluation.

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